A political source confirmed that the budget will not be passed this month because of differences on some of its items, while noting that the salaries of employees for 2020 will be paid in this way.
The source said that “there are disputes about several items in the budget, as well as additions and amendments, cut costs and other cancellations due to recent reform packages and the retirement law completed weeks ago and also the addition of tens of thousands of job grades,” noting that “passing it this month will be impossible.”
He added that “the alternative option is to balance the emergency by borrowing from the central bank to pay the salaries of employees and other important aspects in the country.”
With the Finance Committee of the Iraqi parliament suggested that “entering Iraq in 2020 with a temporary budget, due to the delay in its transmission by the current caretaker government due to the presence of two legal and technical problems.”
Committee member Ahmed Al-Saffar said, “The budget was scheduled to be sent to parliament last week, but we were surprised by the prime minister’s apology for sending it because his government turned into a caretaker.”